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  • adj. Obsolete spelling of frail.


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  • Here in the appalachians, since the removal of mountain lions a century ago, deer numbers have exploded and many of them are fraile and weak due to the lack of food and no predators.

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  • Pueba de ello es la inclusión de seis obras del fraile catalán Joan Cornago Cornadó?

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  • Which when they haue gathered out of the floude, and sliced out in maner of lace: they brayde together muche like oure figge fraile, or suche like kinde of mattinge, and make them selues ierkins therof.

    The Fardle of Facions, conteining the aunciente maners, customes and lawes, of the peoples enhabiting the two partes of the earth, called Affricke and Asie

  • But, because I would not speake particularly of all our fraile and humane affections, I dare assure ye, that there is not any one of these desires to be elected among us mortals, with entire forsight or providence, warrantable against their ominous yssue.

    The Decameron

  • I know Gossip, that it is a matter of common and ordinary custome, for Ladies and Gentlewomen to be graced with favourites, men of fraile and mortall conditions, whose natures are as subject to inconstancy, as their very best endevours dedicated to folly, as

    The Decameron

  • Wee are fraile, offensive, suspitious, weake spirited, and fearefull: in regard of which imperfections, I greatly doubt (if we have no better direction then our owne) this society will sooner dissolve it selfe, and (perchance) with lesse honour to us, then if we never had begunne it.

    The Decameron

  • What can you then conceive of a fraile Woman, subject (by nature) to entreaties, flatteries, giftes, perswasions, and a thousand other inticing meanes, which a man (that is affected to her) can use?

    The Decameron

  • I know thee to be honourable, discreete, and truely wise, though I am a fraile, simple, and weake woman, therefore I dare discover to thee, rather then any other that I know, by what strange and unexpected misfortunes I have lived so long obscurely in the world.

    The Decameron

  • Can the Gods be toucht with the apprehension of our fraile passions?

    The Decameron

  • Our flesh as fraile now shakes, whereby we gan retire,

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